Health  Kenya Project #36149

Support a Community Health Worker

by Village Hopecore International Vetted since 2011 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
Support a Community Health Worker

Summary

Supporting a community health worker not only supports each CHW and their families but also ensures that life-saving health information is disseminated at a community level in Maara Sub County. In the last 5 months, HopeCore CHWs have visited 3,306 households in addition to conducting school visits. By supporting this project you are ensuring that these CHWs have the skills and equipment they need to improve their service offerings in the community.

$10,000
total goal
$9,419
remaining
4
donors
0
monthly donors
3
months

Challenge

Women and children across the globe are sick and dying due to the lack of quality health services and information available to them. Women are not educated on how to properly care for their children's health and therefore, we still have children dying of easily preventable diseases, e.g., diarrhea. Some of the best hospitals in Kenya lack soap at sinks. How can we expect mothers to raise healthy children when leaders are not participating in a key health intervention such as handwashing?

Solution

HopeCore's Community health workers support the larger health program by providing growth monitoring and well-baby checks at our clinics, visiting schools to confirm that there is clean drinking water and soap for the 45,000 children in our school system; and CHWs visit homes to make suggestions on how to improve hygiene and sanitation in homes, share strategies on how to prevent malaria at a household level, and register and refer pregnant women to ensure they are getting the recommended care.

Long-Term Impact

Resources

http:/​/​www.villagehopecore.org
A 1-minute video on HopeCore's model

Organization Information

Village Hopecore International

Location: Chogoria, Eastern Province - Kenya
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @HopeCoreKenya
Project Leader:
Okumu Sylvanus
Chogoria, Eastern Province Kenya

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